What is a Clan Society?
A Clan Society is the modern day counterpart of a Scottish Clan. However, it is not
a clan or a branch of one. It is a social organization, a voluntary association of
individuals who share a common history and heritage and who are under the spell that
Old Scotia casts upon her sons and daughters to the fourth and fifth generation and
History of the Agnew Association of America
The Agnew Association of America was formed in the United States
in April, 1984 at the request of Sir Crispin Hamlyn Agnew, 11th
Baronet of Lochnaw, and Chief of the family Agnew. The purpose of
the Association is to bring together all of the name Agnew or
those descended from the name Agnew to promote interest in lineage
and exchange of information. An Association newsletter is published
quarterly (March, June, September, December) to disseminate items
of Agnew interest and to assist contacts with other members in
tracing their Agnew line. The newsletter is available to members
only (one complimentary evaluation copy is available on request to
the editor), and back issues are available at US$3.00 each (US$6.00
for double issues) to members and prospective members. Member and
non-member queries are published without charge. In order to support
the Association, the Board of Directors established annual dues of
US$15.00 and US$6.00 for Students. A three year membership is US$40.00.
Dues are payable by July 1 of each year. Dues for Canadian and Overseas
members are slightly higher to help defray the postage (US$20.00 in
Canada, and US$25.00 overseas).
Mrs. Lois Schieck (an Agnew descendant) was instrumental in forming
the Agnew Association, along with Maggie Bryant, Patricia Alexander,
and Colonel John P. Agnew. Lois served as Secretary/Treasurer until
Known spelling variations of the name Agnew include Egnew, Aganew, and
possibly others. Family trees of these spelling variants are requested
and printed in the Agnewsletter, and anyone having a surname with one
of these spelling variations is encouraged to join. Ancient spellings
of the name Agnew include Agneaux, d'Agneaux, O'Gneeve, O'Gnyw, and
possible others. The Italian family, Agnelli, may be related, as the
double L and the W were interchangeable in Old English.
Although the Agnew family is not strictly a "clan", the Agnews were
a "Bardic Sept" of both the O'Neill and the Douglas Clans in Scotland.
The bardic septs were responsible for writing the Clan histories,
composing songs and poetry for the Clan, and other "learned" duties.
Sir Crispin Agnew, 11th Bt. of Lochnaw, holds an Agnew Coat of Arms,
and in fact makes his living as Slains Pursuviant to the Chief Herald,
Honorary Members :
- (Acting) Convener: Thomas I. Agnew (PA) (Tom is looking for a
- Secretary/Treasurer: Thomas I. Agnew (PA) (Lois Schieck resigned as of
- Newsletter Editor: James D. Agnew (NV)
- Archivist: Patricia Alexander (CA)
- Historian: Marie Agnew-Marcelli (NY)
- Roger G. Agnew (ON)
- Steven B. Agnew (CA)
- David A. Agnew (GA)
- James D. Agnew (NV)
- Sir Crispin and Lady Susan Agnew, 11th Bt. of
(Scotland) and Chief of the name Agnew
- Lady Swanzie Agnew (Scotland) (Crispin's mother)
- Col. John Park Agnew (VA)
- Arthur W. Agnew (CA)
What does it cost?
Dues may be submitted to Thomas Agnew at the above below.
- Regular Membership -- $15.00 per year (US)
- Canadian Membership -- $20.00 per year (US)
- Overseas Membership -- $25.00 per year (US)
- Three Year US Membership -- $40.00 (US)
What do I get?
Four issues of the AGNEWSLETTER, a quarterly publication consisting of
from 12-36 pp. including queries, letters to the editor, special features
on Agnews, Agnew family trees, pictures, etc.
Notification of upcoming
annual Agnew Reunions and special trips to Scotland, Ireland, etc. to
search for Agnew roots. We print just about anything that would be of
interest to Agnews!
Submittals should be transmitted to James D. Agnew,
Editor, at the below address.
The last three annual Agnew Reunions were
held in Las Vegas, NV; Atlanta, GA; and Ontario, Canada, respectively.
The next Agnew Reunion may be held in Virginia (pending board approval).
For further information
- Thomas I. Agnew, Convener
- Agnew Association of America
- 1920 Highland Ave.
- Irwin, PA 15642
- Tel. (412) 864-5625 (Home)
- Fax (412) 864-9358 (Work)
- (No internet address yet)
- James D. Agnew, Editor
- The Agnewsletter
- Agnew Association of America
- 4 Kiowa Court
- Henderson, NV 89014-1536
- Tel. (702) 361-2410 (Home)
- Fax (702) 794-5378 (Work)
Wes and Laura Agnew of Baton Rouge
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